BACK ON THE MARKET AT A FRACTION OF HER PREVIOUS LISTING PRICE!
A classic, solid, and seaworthy bluewater vessel upgraded to a fully hybrid eco-conscious cruiser in 2014! Minimize your environmental impact with this beautifully appointed, seaworthy, and solid staysail ketch. Sold fiberglass construction, beautiful lines, and state-of-the art technology make this boat incredibly unique.
One of the only classic fiberglass sailboats you will ever see that has been completely outfitted as the perfect vessel for the environmentally conscious!
This Pearson 530 is a classic Bill Shaw design. The owner has painstakingly and lovingly done everything you could possibly imagine to make a great boat even better. She was repowered in 2014 with an ELCO electric hybrid engine system. The ELCO 7000 has the horsepower equivalent of a 70 HP diesel engine, and, with 170 gallons of diesel specifically for running the new Westerbeke generator, her range under power is 1,000 miles. Maintenance is only required on the engine every 50,000 hours! And the eco-footprint is minimal.
The hybrid system is powered by a full and brand new battery bank of 9 12V batteries, which are charged by a new Westerbeke diesel generator with only 386 hours on it at the time of listing. Solar panels and a wind generator fully charge the house batteries (also new--the entire boat has been re-wired).
This is one of the very few cruising sailboats you will see of this vintage and quality that has been so lovingly upgraded. The Pearson 530 was the biggest and most luxurious of the Bill Shaw designs for Pearson in the 1980's. This go-anywhere bluewater yacht is built like a tank out of solid fiberglass, but sails beautifully. She features a powerful rig supported by massive oversized rigging. With her apartment-size master stateroom, spacious galley, two forward staterooms, walk-in engine room, and light filled salon, this is a boat that a family could cruise and live aboard forever.
Only a handful of these boats were built, and none were refitted as beautifully as this one. Among the improvements are:
This is a boat you will fall in love with. She has classic lines but is as spacious and comfortable as many of the much clumsier motor-sailors of her era. She was built to perform and to last, and her upgrades appeal to those who love classic sailboats but who also appreciate new technology. The hybrid power is only the beginning. Her loving owner has installed bow thrusters, solar panels, a wind generator, new refrigeration, all new electronics, a new watermaker, and MUCH more.
Call now! She is a one-of-a-kind beauty!
Melanie Sunshine Neale
Licensed & Bonded Yacht & Ship Salesperson
Out-of-State buyers can now buy and use their boat in beautiful Florida for 180 days with No Florida Sales Tax! Ask your EYS broker how!
Cloud IX features beautiful teak joinery (all freshly varnished!) and new foam cushions and upholstery throughout the interior
Starting forward is a roomy v-berth cabin. Just aft of the berths are a big cedar lined hanging locker to starboard and a set of drawers to port. Overhead are teak fishing pole racks.
Moving aft is the the forward companionway. To port is the guest head with cnew corian countertops, new polished SS sink and fixtures, and separate shower. To starboard is a guest stateroom that features custom upper and lower berths, a big haning locker with mirrored door, and additonal drawer storage. Moving aft and up a step is the grand salon. The salon is filled with light from six fixed windows illuminating her excellent American joinerwork. There is an inviting L-shaped dining settee to starboard, with the nav station, wet bar with icemaker, and additional settee to port. The flawless dining table features a nifty silverware storage bin in the center. A 6" brass bell and builder's half-model of the P530 complete the decor.
Aft and a step down on the starboard side is the well equipped galley with a deep top-load fridge freezer, 3 burner propane stove and oven, deep double SS sink, and tons of storage and workspace. The electric panels and curve top engine room door are opposite the galley.
Furthest aft is the master stateroom with a queen centerline berth and all the cedar lined hanging and cabinet storage you could ever want, all in elegantly crafted cabinetry. The ensuite head has new corian counter and mew polisheed ss sink and fixteres, and an emclosed walk in shower/tub .
Topside is a huge cockpit for lounging or entertaining with a beautiful Edson teak folding table.
Cloud IX was repowered in 2014 with an ELCO electric hybrid engine system.
The ELCO 7000 has the horsepower equivalent of a 70 HP diesel engine, and, with 170 gallons of diesel, the range under power is 1,000 miles. Maintenance is only required on the engine every 50,000 hours! And the eco-footprint is minimal.
The hybrid system is powered by a full and brand new battery bank of 9 12V batteries, which are charged by a new Westerbeke 12.6 BTD diesel generator with only 386 hours on it at the time of listing.
This is one of the very few cruising sailboats you will see of this vintage and quality that has been fully upgraded with hybrid propulsion.
Countless upgrades to this vessel!
Cloud IX is a classic Bill Shaw designed Pearson 530, which was repowered in 2014 with an ELCO electric hybrid engine system. The ELCO 7000 has the horsepower equivalent of a 70 HP diesel engine, and, with 170 gallons of diesel, the range under power is 1,000 miles. Maintenance is simple, and the eco-footprint is minimal. The hybrid system is run by 2 ELCO PFC800 108 VDC battery chargers and diesel fuel.
ALL sails are brand new Quantum sails with new Mack Pack lazy-jack systems. In perfect condition.
Jasper and Bailey, Triradial Cruising Spinnaker, Red, White and Blue, with ATN sock. BRAND NEW--ONLY USED ONCE